There are to many places to go an not enough time to see it all at once. Since I have to calculate a little bit with my holidays I made the decision, that the trip to Japan will be postponed until spring 2020. Maybe I even can fly in business with the extra month to save bonus points.
Instead I plan to extend my trip to Buenos Aires to 1 1/2 weeks to get most out of this long trip. This opens for very nice possibilities, which at the moment are just thoughts, but might get a little bit more real over time. Since I will travel with Norwegian Airlines, I have the option to fly to Buenos Aires and back from Rio de Janeiro with a small hopp by plane from Argentina to Brazil.
Since this is not a place I will travel many times in the future, it might be smart to make the most out of it. Just to get an impression of the city (3-4 days). That would get the number of countries visited on that trip up to 3 (a day trip to Uruguay is mandatory). The difference in costs would be the flight to Brazil, which is about 200 Euros (depending on offer).
Have to think about it. But it is quiet possible. The trip would then be around 25,464 km. Booking will happen in June. Then I will know more. Unless Norwegian has filed bankruptcy until then… I hope not.
So it will be Japan in early 2020…